MUSIC, THE BRAIN AND MEMORY

Music Enhances Memory

Learning is maximized when listening to Baroque music at 60 beats per minute. This activates both sides of the brain at the same time. The left side is stimulated by the information and the right side is activated by the musicPlaying an instrument or singing also engages both sides of the brain which helps to learn new information.

Sing What You Want to Remember

The ancient Greeks would sing their dramas to help them memorize their parts more easily. Try using music the next time you have something to remember, such as names, numbers, formulas or dates.  Make up a little tune and sing the words, or put the words to a tune you already know. The brain remembers the tune, rhythm and words, then makes an association between the music and the information you want to remember. The ability to process and remember information quickly is a huge benefit in our fast-paced society. 

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